Monday, October 8, 2007

TDBATB Reflection Homework

Jesse Smasal

I didn't really like the book in all honesty. It was written very well but all the random day dreams and stories just didn’t do it for me. I think it is great people helped him get all of his thoughts on paper, having locked-in-syndrome and all. I do feel bad for his kids and how they had to see him like that, and also him seeing his kids and not being able to be their “father.” I feel the same grief for his wife in all the same ways as his kids. I mean she can never really love him with him loving her back. He might love her back but I’m saying they can’t express their love to each other like a normal family should be able to. I liked symbolism of his locked in syndrome, with the diving bell and the butterfly, I thought that was pretty cool. In conclusion I thought the book was written well and had great meaning, but it just wasn’t the kind of book I would read out of school.

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